0461-022 GVL Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Thursday, June 20th
$ 0.00
Access to Capital


Less than 50 percent of small businesses have their financing needs met.

If thinking about financing your small business makes your head spin, we’re here to help. Join us for Myths and Realities of Small Business FundingThis program will cover the new State Small Business Credit Initiative program, designed to support small business’ access to capital, in addition to covering other various types of financing including: conventional bank loans, SBA-guaranteed loans, private equity, specialty lending programs and grant funding.  

Our facilitators will delve into the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the financing of small businesses and provides a comprehensive understanding of the realities entrepreneurs face. Through a combination of guided facilitation and class participation, participants will explore various financing options, debunk prevalent misconceptions, and gain practical insights into the various ways of financing a successful small business. 

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  • Understand the various avenues of financing for your small business
  • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of capital as it relates to your business
  • Analyze your business from a lender’s perspective
  • Create the BIG three financial statements as well as a Personal Financial Statement
  • Be familiar with the various specialty lending programs available through the State Small Business Credit Initiative


Thursday, June 20, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $0.00

This is a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive your Zoom link via email. 


Nora Guzman

Nora Guzman serves as a business advisor for the UGA SBDC in Rome and Gainesville. She has a diverse background with experience in management, human resources, manufacturing, quality assurance and accounting/tax planning. Prior to joining the UGA SBDC, Nora worked for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, an international software education company, and her own consulting firm. Nora received her undergraduate in Business Administration and MBA in Management from Shorter University.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in Gainesville
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Gainesville office at [email protected] or call (770) 531-5681